Love the taste of fried chicken but don’t want to feed your little ones deep-fried foods? Try whipping up Southern Oven Baked Fried Chicken, which is a great healthy alternative to the traditional and often oil-drenched fried chicken recipe.


10 chicken pieces (5 thighs, 5 legs) or whatever pieces you have
1 cup dry breadcrumbs
1 cup dried potatoes
3/4 cup melted butter or olive oil to make it a bit healthier
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Coat the bottom of a baking pan with oil spray.

2. In a shallow bowl, mix together the crumbs, potatoes, cheese, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.

3. Coat the chicken with the melted butter or olive oil. Roll the chicken pieces in the crumb mixture. Place on the baking sheet.

4. Bake for 15 minutes and then turn over the chicken. Bake another 20 – 25 minutes until coating is golden brown and juices run clear.

Serves 6-8.

This is a recipe from our friend Chef Scott Davis, The Culinary Dude who teaches awesome cooking classes to families, parents and kids in Los Altos, Sacramento, Napa, Healdsburg, Los Angeles, Sausalito and San Francisco. For more information email Scott Davis or visit or for more details; photo courtesy of Adam S. via flickr.